Steel fencing can be found in a huge variety of locations and a wide diversity of properties that it protects, from residential areas, to schools, to pubs and all types of other buildings. The main purpose of these finely crafted fences is to deter trespassers without seeming to isolate the property that it surrounds. A tough job but one that steel fences where made to deal with and one they handle wonderfully. These steel guards of our properties have been around for what feels like forever standing defiant in the face of the rotten trespassers that plague our society today. If only those steel fighters of justice could tell the tales that they have seen over the many years they have stood tall around our properties what thrilling tales they could tell.
Steel itself has a rich history and is widely debated as to when it first became invented and by whom. In the 4th century AD there was pillars built in India that where made of steel to proof that maybe they started it. As a more well know process of creating steel (using the charcoal combined with iron process) it didn’t come around until the 13th century and mass production didn’t come into effect until 1855 when Henry Bessemer invented the Bessemer process (clever fellow).
Steel was not long after that made into steel fencing and was erected all over the world. In fact, due to it will rust different types of steel fencing have been introduced over the years but you can still find steel fencing erected and standing big and bold all around us.
Problems with steel fencing
The big problem with steel fencing is the fact that because it is an alloy or iron it will rust when oxygen, salt and water all begin to react with the iron in the metal leaving your once lovely looking metal steel, a rusty old poor excuse for a fence. The other major problem with steel fencing is that after time it becomes a homing beacon for animals and teens alike. The first of which mentioned will more than likely urinate all over the fence causing a terrible smell to stink up the steel fencing until a nice wash of rain helps you out (at least the first few times anyway). The second problem mentioned while also maybe urinating on your fence will most likely get their joys by some sort of damage or graffiti. A lot of the times you will find with steel fencing that it bends rather easily if a car jack is used to in between two individual steel bars (trust me this happens so frequently that you’ll end up having to replace parts of your fence or leave it be and have practically no deterrent).
If you can put up with the occasional animal urine, the odd teen youth bending the steel fencing and manage to fine one that doesn’t rust after a week then your set to have a great deterrent erected all around your property.